GUNNERS YEARS: Hayes strike put Arsenal eight points clear

1989: Arsenal moved eight points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Barclays League Division One after substitute Martin Hayes s late goal earned them a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Hayes netted three minutes after coming off the bench when he ran on to an

1989:

Arsenal moved eight points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Barclays League Division One after substitute Martin Hayes's late goal earned them a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough.

Hayes netted three minutes after coming off the bench when he ran on to an Alan Smith flick-on to fire past Boro keeper Kevin Poole.

Arsenal manager George Graham, however, said his side will get even better in the 1990s: "We're still learning. We can improve on this by 40 per cent next season."

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